Dammit robots, knock it off, first you come here and take our menial labor jobs, now you want my medical right to take my (future) seeing eye dog anywhere I please? What next, are you going to take away my ability to drive me and my seeing eye dog around by ourselves?
I was thinking almost the exact same thing. Usenet was the free speech haven [sic] until google somehow ended up controlling it and turned it into groups and drove it into the ground. Irc is still very much alive, but not really the same sort of forum flavor that usenet had (I can still find articles I posted to usenet 20+ years ago).
If I did not know any better, I'd say this is a precursor to Comcast filing a civil suit against Netflix since "They helped create Netflix." I'm sure they are entitled to at least 50% of Netflix's profits.
Wine and beer are as distinct as bottled water and soda
Have to disagree here, or maybe not. Consider the Wine Cooler -- for sales purposes, most wine coolers are labelled (and sold) as beers, having dropped the "wine" portion of their name years ago. So the distinction between wine and beer does have some grey area, and I can understand why a winery with a trademark would be concerned about "another alcoholic beverage" with the same mark. Just like I can understand why "Royal Crown" would be concerned about someone selling "Royal Crown Flavored Water." In today's market the distinction between flavored water and sodas is pretty thin, as it is between alcoholic beverages.
Copyright expert Kimberlee Weatherall says it is difficult to predict if the bill will be used by copyright holders to argue for an injunction against a VPN service because it lacks clarity regarding services and sites whose primary purpose is not copyright infringement, although may be being used for that purpose.
No, that is not a difficult prediction to make. If passed, copyright holders will argue for injunctions and lawsuits against VPNs. I know it. You know it. Everyone knows it. Ms Weatherall just won't admit that because she does not want to bite the hand that feeds her.